For a time after the second Iraq War began on March 20, 2003, dissent against this military action was viewed as unpatriotic by many people in the United States, particularly those on the right end of the political spectrum. Arguments against the war - whatever their merit or basis - were often met by the phrase "why do you hate America"?

Now, several years later, the phrase has gained ironic usage and is more often utilized to emphasize the irrelevance, illogic, or foolishness of the original argument; see examples below.

Original usage:

Person 1: Well, I don't see why we needed to go to Iraq. Clearly Saddam Hussein was no danger to the United States.

Person 2: Why do you hate America?

Current usage:

Person 1: How can people watch professional wrestling? It's so fake.

Person 2: Why do you hate America?
by havick December 8, 2008
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A standard comeback to anyone who even hints about criticizing America or its policies.
Mark: I think America needs a strong diplomatic approach to the situation in North Korea.

James: Why do you hate freedom?
by UnnDunn October 27, 2006
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A rhetorical question, asked in an ironic sense, derived from a supposed conservative tendency to view disagreement as unpatriotic. It is chiefly used in two situations: when a non-conservative points out something damning to the orthodoxy, and when a conservative says soemthing that reveals hypocrisy.
"So, then, gay marriage will destroy society, but Abu Ghraib was perfectly okay?" "Why do you hate America so much?"

"I'm all for free enterprise, but when companies start offering domestic-partner benefits, free enterprise has gone too far." "Why do you hate America so much?"
by Doctor Whom May 22, 2005
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Why you mad about what our name mean because your name has no meaning.
Hate is strong calm down

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Why you hating about other people means: Set a example to the young’s

Respect others
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